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Social Media Should Enforce Limits on Hate Speech

Social Media Should Enforce Limits on Hate Speech

Paula Montoro

April 29, 2019

It took almost half an hour and thousands of views before the video of the New Zealand massacre was reported to Facebook and was finally removed. More than 200 users watched the live stream of the mosque attacks in Christchurch, and in a short time, images, and even the complete video, were shared ...

The Great Modern Epidemic: Limiting Sugar Intake is More Important than you Might Think

The Great Modern Epidemic: Limiting Sugar Intake is More Important than you Might Think

Noah Bond

April 27, 2019

  There are two very different types of sugar. On one side is the good sugar. This sugar comes from fruit, it’s nice and sweet, it adds flavor to juices and rounds off a balanced diet. On the other side lives the evil chemical compound that calls itself sugar. This sugar has no healthy aspects...

All About Perspective: Seeing A New Side To The Cyntoia Brown Case

Ciera Mcclenton

April 27, 2019

Cyntoia Brown, as of today a 31 year-old black woman, became a victim of sex trafficking at the age of 16, a nightmare that has followed her for over a decade. When she was only 16, she killed and robbed Johnny Allen, a man she accused of rape. In October of 2006 Cyntoia was sentenced to spend her life...

Locked Doors, Locked Minds: Restricting School Library Access Shouldn’t Be Allowed

Locked Doors, Locked Minds: Restricting School Library Access Shouldn’t Be Allowed

April 26, 2019

By Claire Beougher The doors of the school library should never be closed to students, no matter what the reason. We’ve all seen the signs hanging on the library doors at Loy Norrix saying, “The library is closed,” or “Only students attending classes allowed.” The doors are locked every day,...

The United States Should Follow the Lead of Hong Kong and Provide Better Public Transportation

The United States Should Follow the Lead of Hong Kong and Provide Better Public Transportation

April 26, 2019

By Kinsey Skjold You’re waiting at a bus stop. You have been waiting for the past ten minutes. It’s a brisk winter day; a sharp wind cuts through your various layers, and the frosted grass crunches beneath your shoes. The bus isn’t scheduled to arrive for another ten minutes, but all you can d...

Making Your Own Decisions: Adults Should Keep Their Personal Opinions Away From Children

Making Your Own Decisions: Adults Should Keep Their Personal Opinions Away From Children

April 25, 2019

By Daniel Isacksen Children should be given space to form their own opinions without influence from their parents or other adults. Children are like sponges when it comes to learning new information, and when their parents show a clear bias when discussing ideas on politics or other topics, they tend to...

Taking Life by the Reins

Taking Life by the Reins

Gavin Rutherford

April 25, 2019

I’ve spent most of my life cooped up inside. I lived satisfied with a life of watching television, playing games and reading books. When I went into middle school I didn’t have the confidence to reach out and talk to people, so I just sat in the back of class reading every hour. I felt like I couldn’t ...

Drug Use and the Hall of Fame: Athletes Should Be Admitted Despite Drug Enhancement

Drug Use and the Hall of Fame: Athletes Should Be Admitted Despite Drug Enhancement

April 24, 2019

  By Ty Overhiser If you break the law and get caught, your punishment comes swiftly and fairly. Only committing an extremely serious crime will get you condemned for life. Typically if it’s a one time incident, once you have served your time, you are a free man. The same philosophy should be ...

Photoshop Has Ruined Our Concept Of Beauty

Photoshop Has Ruined Our Concept Of Beauty

April 22, 2019

By Abigail Hauke I’ll admit it--I photoshop myself. I have apps on my phone that I open every time I want to post a new selfie on Instagram, apps that arm me with tools to reshape, resize, and revise any part of my body or face that I don’t find to be acceptable. I find no shame in doing this becaus...

Michael Jordan is the Greatest Basketball Player of All Time

Michael Jordan is the Greatest Basketball Player of All Time

April 21, 2019

By Reed Crocker He was six for six in the National Basketball Association finals, six time Finals’ Most Valuable Player, with ten scoring titles, and scored the most points in a playoff game: 63. Michael Jordan, also referred to as “His Airness,” is regarded as one of the best, if not the best...

Everyone Should Be A Black Lives Matter Advocate

Everyone Should Be A Black Lives Matter Advocate

April 19, 2019

By Aria Darden Gun Control has been an everlasting debate in America since the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. The perpetrators were two white male high school seniors. In the time since, there have been several other mass shootings where the shooter, usually a white teenage male, had legal acc...

Mother Nature Counts Down: Michigan Needs to Fight Harder to Combat The Water Crisis

Mother Nature Counts Down: Michigan Needs to Fight Harder to Combat The Water Crisis

Alexis Weeden

April 18, 2019

Flint’s lead pipes paved the shakey road towards a desperately needed boost in environmental concerns in Michigan. Further down the lead pipe road are perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs), seeping into the water of 31 counties in Michigan, including our very own Kalamazoo County. ...

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